2020 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course - onDemand
This course is designed to provide clinicians in practice and trainees with a comprehensive review and update of the clinical practice parameters across most sub-disciplines of radiation oncology, including sarcomas and the use of radiation therapy for palliative purposes. The course will review key evidence that forms the basis for current clinical practice guidelines and trends in new approaches. Additionally, the course will cover oligometastatic disease and MRI-guided radiation therapy.
This activity was originally recorded during ASTRO’s 2020 Annual Refresher Live Interactive Virtual Conference, March 20-22, 2020.
Course instructions can be accessed through the Program tab.
The meeting is designed to meet the interests of practicing radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, medical and clinical physicists, nurses and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
Upon completion of this live activity, attendees should be able to do the following:
- Describe and implement the latest radiation therapy treatment recommendations for clinical scenarios commonly encountered in clinical practice.
- Utilize the latest radiation technology applications to improve patient care.
- Explain the role of radiation in palliative care.
Click on the Register tab in the course navigation. Scroll down to add the On Demand Course to your cart. All sessions listed are included with your purchase.
- Click on the Take Course tab in the course navigation to see the list of included sessions.
- Click on the title of the session you would like to view.
- Once in the session, review the overview, objectives, and faculty details before clicking Take Course to begin viewing the content.
- Use the left Course Progress bar to navigate the session or the green buttons in the course navigation bar at the bottom.
- You may view the sessions in any order and as many or as few as you wish to receive credit(s).
Once you have completed each session, you can return to the list of sessions available by clicking on Return to 2020 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course – On Demand as seen in the example below.
Repeat the above steps to complete as many sessions as you wish to view. You may return later to complete or review any of the sessions.
To re-enter the On Demand course, you will find your 2020 ASTRO Annual Refresher On-Demand in your Completed Activities tab even if you have sessions that have not been viewed available.
Go to the Take Course tab to re-access. Sessions that have been viewed/completed will have a checked circle and unviewed sessions will say Enrolled. You can view sessions as many times as you would like.
You may view and claim credit for some or all of the virtual sessions. Each time you complete the viewing and evaluation of a session, your CME certificate for the course will update with the new credit hours awarded.
All of the MP3 download links can be access from the document below. To download the audio, click on or copy and paste the link into your internet browser, right click on the Audio player and choose Save Audio As. You can then save to your desktop or music player.
https://academy.astro.org/system/files/2020 Annual Refresher Course MP3s.pdf
2020 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course
Compensation/ Remuneration/ Funding
Ownership or Investment Interests
UTSW: Professor of Radiation Oncology
AART exam committee: Travel Expenses
ABR exam committee: Travel Expenses
Stanford University: Associate Professor
Varian Medical Systems: Honoraria, Research Grants, Travel Expenses
Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Radiation Oncologist
El Naqa, Issam
University of Michigan: Professor
NIH: Research Grants
Endectra, LLC: Scientific advisor
Medical College of Wisconsin: MD Professor of Radiation Oncology
Family Member: ProHealth Care, Waukesha, WI: MD
Elekta: Research Grants
American Brachytherapy Society: Chair: Organize the activities of the International Committee
American Brachytherapy Society: Co-chair: Helo to organize the annual or bi-annual Gyn Brachytherapy school -2015
ASTRO: Co-chair: Help to organize MOC-CME activities of ASTRO
Medical College of Wisconsin: Assistant Professor
American Cancer Society: Research Grants
Elekta: Research Grants
National Cancer Institute: Research Grants
Hu, Kenneth Shung
NYU Langone Medical Center: Associate Professor
NY Head and Neck Society: President
Biogen Idec: Stock
Johnson and Johnson: Stock
University of Colorado
Duke University Medical Center: Professor
GlaxoSmithKline: Advisory Board
Lumicell Diagnostics: Advisory Board, Consultant
Merck: Research Grants
SARC: Advisory Board
XRAD Therapeutics: Advisory Board
Lumicell Diagnostics: Patent/License Fees/Copyright: Stock: Stock Options
XRAD Therapeutics: Stock
MD Anderson Cancer Center: Professor and Chair
Arravive, Inc: Stock
Johns Hopkins University: Chief of Clinical Medical Physics: Employee
UCLA Medical Center: Professor
AstraZeneca, Inc.: Advisory Board, Honoraria, Research Grants, Speaker's Bureau
Varian Inc.: Consultant, Honoraria, Travel Expenses
Viewray: Consultant, Honoraria, Research Grants, Travel Expenses
AAPM HYTEC Thoracic TCP Sub-committee: Commitee Co-Chair
Stanford University: Professor
Varian Medical Systems Inc: Research Grants
National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Vice-chair
TibaRay, Inc.: Stock
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center: Vice-Chair for Clinical Research/Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Astellas: Research Grants
Augmenix: Consultant (Relationship ended 05/15/2019)
Boston scientific: Consultant
Janssen: Research Grants
Genitourinary Cancers Symposium: Program Committee
Duke University: Associate Professor
Merck: Research Grants
Varian: Research Grants
ASTRO Pancreas Cancer Guideline Taskforce Co-chair: Co-Chair
GI ASCO Steering Committee: Member
University of Washington Medical Center: Assistant Professor
Family Member: Allen Brain Science Institute: Scientist 2
Fox Chase Cancer Center: Chief, Adult CNS Tumors and Radiosurgery
ACRO: Committee Member
Ohio State University
Northwestern University: Professor
RSNA: advisory board
Massachusetts General Hospital: Director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Family Member: Massachusetts General Hospital: Director Padera Lab
Ronald McDonald House: Advisory Board Member: Attend semi-monthly Advisory Board Meetings
All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 18.75 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.